Emma Jagu's thesis defense

19 November 2022
Emma Jagu

On November 10, Emma Jagu, an IFP School and CentraleSupélec doctoral student, brilliantly defended her thesis entitled "Addressing climate change with carbon dioxide removal: Insights from industrial economics and cooperative games" before an international jury composed of Professors Anna Creti (Université Paris-Dauphine), Steven Gabriel (University of Maryland), Philippe Quirion (CNRS CIRED), Niall Mac Dowell (Imperial College London) and Yannick Perez (CentraleSupélec). The thesis was co-supervised by Professors Pascal Da Costa (CentraleSupélec) and Olivier Massol (IFP School).

In her thesis, Emma focuses on the deployment of negative emission technologies, innovative fields that are expected to play a key role in achieving the decarbonization objectives of our economies. She is particularly interested in the coordination and gain-sharing issues raised by the deployment of these technologies and shows how a judicious use of cooperative game theory tools can overcome the barriers that block their development.

Her research work is part of the research activities of the IFP School CarMa Chair. This is the first thesis to be defended since the chair was launched in July 2019. To date, three other theses and three postdocs are underway or will be launched by the end of the year.

The School extends its warmest congratulations to Emma for this well-deserved success. This doctoral project illustrates the dynamism of the research conducted at IFP School on the economics of low-carbon transition.